Parker Poe adds 4 attorneys to Charlotte office

Brian Koontz
Brian Koontz Courtesy of Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has added four attorneys to the banking and capital markets group at its Charlotte office.

Wanda Townsend, William Potts, Brian Koontz and Shelia Loring join Parker Poe from Johnston, Allison & Hord. They will provide an array of advisory services in the financial and commercial real estate sectors and enhance Parker Poe’s loan origination practice, the firm said in a statement Thursday.

“This addition of Wanda, Rich and their powerhouse team represents a significant enhancement of our full service advisory capabilities in Charlotte, as well as across the region,” said Scott Shail, a partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office and leader of the firm’s financial services industry team.

▪ Townsend joins the firm as a partner and focuses her practice on representing large institutional lenders in real estate transactions and commercial real estate developers in negotiation, acquisition, financing and management matters. She holds a bachelor’s degree and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

▪ Potts joins the firm as a partner, representing banks and other financial institutions in an array of financing transactions including acquisition, construction and development loans, syndicated loans, asset-backed loans and revolving credit loans. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

▪ Koontz also joins Parker Poe as a partner, and has experience in creditors’ rights, financial services, corporate and commercial real estate. He has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

▪ Loring is a financial services, commercial real estate and leasing and consumer regulatory compliance attorney who represents banks in secured financing transactions and advises financial institutions on compliance matters. She previously worked as in-house counsel with Bank of America’s legal department for eight years. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.

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